De-baptism

In today’s “Just a Minute” radio spot, posted minutes ago on the church-of-Christ list, Ed Boggess mentions an interesting phenomenon that I noted last year.

The headline read: “Atheists choose ‘de-baptism’ to renounce childhood faith”. Apparently it is not enough for some to simply back-slide, they must now mock everything others hold sacred. Jennifer Gray of Columbus, Ohio, once a self-described “weak Christian” baptized at age 11, gradually lost faith in God. So the 32-year-old participated in a mock ceremony with a robed “priest” using a hairdryer marked “reason” in an apparent bid to blow away the waters of baptism once and for all. This was followed by a “de-sacrament” (crackers with peanut butter) and certificates assuring they had freely renounced Christ. So goes our secular society. This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess inviting you to the Winchester Church of Christ.

On a topic like this, Google translator (at my link above) goes bonkers, more so than usual.

UPDATE: Bad link in email group fixed.

#atheism, #baptism